Rick performs entertaining and enlightening music and history programs

Rick Pickren performs the very finest in music and history programs for Libraries, Seniors, Historical Societies, Schools and Museums.

Monday, August 12, 2019

2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
To book a performance call (708) 366-6040
                                                     rickpickren@bigstrikemusic.com

Jan    4       Holland Home, Old Time Rock N Roll, South Holland, IL 1:30 pm 
Jan    4       Sunrise of Olympia Fields, Pop Hits of the 60's, Olympia Fields, IL 3 pm
Jan   18      Independence Village, Songs of Love & Romance, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm 
Jan   18      Vassar Fields, Songs of Love & Romance, Vassar, Mi 11 am 
Jan   24      Brookdale Des Plaines, Old Time Rock n Roll, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
Jan   31      Heartis Orland Park, Songs of Love & Romance, Orland Park, IL 3 pm

Feb  4        Brookdale,  Songs of Love & Romance,  Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm 
Feb  6        White Oaks,  Songs of the Singing Cowboys,  Huntley, IL 1:30 pm 
Feb  8        Glenview Senior Center, Songs of Love & Romance,  Glenview, IL 1 pm
Feb  8        Vi at the Glen, Songs of Love & Romance, Glenview, IL 3 pm 
Feb  9        St. Kiernan's Parish, Old Time Rock n Roll, Chicago Heights, IL 7:30 pm
Feb  12      Patty Turner Center, Songs of Love & Romance, Deerfield, IL 1 pm 
Feb  13      Beacon Hill, Songs of Love & Romance, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Feb  14      Catholic Women's Club, Songs of Love & Romance, Waukegan, IL 1 pm
Feb  14      Sunrise Willowbrook, Songs of Love & Romance, Willowbrook, IL 6 pm
Feb  21      Sunrise Willowbrook, Birthday Social, Willowbrook, IL 2 pm

March 1     Three Crowns Park, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Evanston, IL 3:15
March 3     Woodridge Public Library, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Woodridge, IL 2 pm 
March 5     Welcome Club, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, St. Charles, IL 11 am
March 7     Highland Park Country Club, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Highland Park, IL 1:30 
March 11   Atria, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Glen Ellyn, IL 3 pm 
March 13   Sunrise Bloomingdale, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Bloomingdale, IL 3 pm
March 13   Bloomingdale Horizon, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Bloomingdale, IL 5 pm 
March 14   Green Fields, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Geneva, IL 2 pm
March 14   The Greens of Elgin, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Elgin, IL 7 pm 
March 15   Carriage Oaks, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, St Charles, IL 11:30 am 
March 15   Peace Village, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Palos Park, IL 
March 15   Beacon Hill, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Lombard, IL 7 pm
March 16   The Birches, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Clarendon Hills, IL 2 pm
March 16   Summit of Uptown, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Park Ridge, IL 6 pm 
March 17   Church Creek, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Arlington Heights, IL 1 pm
March 17   Sunrise Highland Park, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Highland Park, IL 3 pm
March 18   Travanse Living, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Wheaton, IL 2 pm
March 18   Clare Oaks, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Bartlett, IL 6:30 pm 
March 19   Silverado, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Lake Zurich, IL 2 pm 
March 20   Wheaton Park District, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Brookdale Glen Ellyn 1 pm
March 21   Brookdale Des Plaines, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
March 22   St. Raphael Church, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Naperville, Il 7:30
March 25   Victorian Village, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Homer Glen, IL 10:30 am
March 25   Brookdale, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm 

April  3      Independence Village, A Trad St. Paddy's Day, Frankenmuth, MI 7 pm
April  4      Vassar Fields, Folk Songs, Vassar, MI 1 pm 
April  5      Sunrise Olympia Fields, Old Time Rock n Roll, Olympia Fields, IL 3 pm
April  6      The Garlands, Old Time Rock N Roll, Barrington, IL 1:30
April  9      Trinity Lutheran Church, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Lisle, IL 1 pm
April 10     National Louis University, Old Time Rock n Roll, Skokie, IL 11:45 am 
April 10     The Mather, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Evanston, IL 3 pm
April 11     Morton Grove Woman's Club, Songs of Love & Romance, Wilmette CC 1 pm
April 11     Sheraton at Tyler Creek, Old Time Rock n Roll, Elgin, IL 3:30 
April 12     Mather Cafe, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Chicago, IL 6 pm
April 15     Town & Country Library, Trad American Folk Songs, Elburn, IL 1 pm
April 24     Heritage Woods, Old Time Rock n Roll, Manteno, IL 2 pm
April 25     DuPage Home & Community Assoc. Old Time Rock n Roll, Warrenville , IL 1 pm
April 30     Luther Village, Derby Days!, Arlington Heights, IL 7 pm  

May   2      Brookdale Des Plaines, Derby Days, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
May   3      Resurrection Senior Living, Derby Days,  Chicago, IL 1:30
May   3      Beacon Hill, Derby Days, Lombard, IL 7 pm
May   4      Harbor Chase, Derby Days, Long Grove, IL 11 am
May   4      Alden Gardens of Waterford, Derby Days!, Aurora, IL 1:30 pm
May   4      Brookdale Vernon Hills, Derby Days!, Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm 
May   7      St. Paul Men's Club, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Reulands, Aurora, IL 7:30
May   8      Hoffman Estates Park District, Old Time Rock n Roll, Hoffman Estates, IL 1
May   9      Knox Presbyterian Church, Derby Days, Naperville, IL 12:30 pm
May   9      Orland Park Public Library, Pop Hits of the 60s, Orland Park, IL 2 pm
May   9      Westminster Place, Old Time Rock N Roll, Evanston, IL 4:15
May  10     Silverado, Derby Days, Lake Zurich, IL 2 pm
May  23     Tabor Hills, The Stars & Stripes, Naperville, IL 1 pm 
May  24     Wood Glen, The Stars & Stripes, Carol Stream, IL 2 pm
May  24     Des Plaines Public Library, Trad American Folk Songs, Des Plaines, IL 7 pm
May  27     Alden Gardens, The Stars & Stripes, Aurora, IL 10:15 am 
May  27     Sunrise Bloomingdale, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 3 pm
May  27     Atria at River Trails, The Stars & Stripes, Bolingbrook, IL 1 pm
May  30     Sheridan at Tyler Creek, The Stars & Stripes, Elgin, IL 3:30  

June  5      Church Creek, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm
June  7      Lone Tree Inn, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Niles, IL 1:30 
June  7      Three Crowns Park, Pop Hits of the 60's, Evanston, IL 3:15
June  8      Putnam County Library, Old Time Rock n Roll, Hennepin, Il 1 pm
June  8      Brookdale Lisle, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Lisle, IL 6:30
June  11    Bethany Healthcare, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, DeKalb, IL 2 pm 
June  12    Dundee Township, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Carpentersville, IL 12:30
June  12    The Mather, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Evanston, IL 2:30 
June  14    Geneva Place, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Geneva, IL 4:30 pm 
June  17    Frisbie Center, Old Time Rock n Roll, Des Plaines, IL RESCHED 3/17/20
June  18    Heritage Woods, The Stars & Stripes, Batavia, IL 2 pm
June  18    Medinah Primary School, Cowboy Songs, Medinah, IL 7:30 pm
June  21    Silverado, Traditional Songs, Highland Park. IL 2 pm
June  21    Westminster Place, Old Time Rock n Roll, Evanston, IL 4 pm
June  24    Niles Women's Club, Old Time Rock n Roll, Niles, IL 1 pm 
June  26    Mayslake, Garden Party Music, Oakbrook, IL 10 am
June  27    Brookdale Glen Ellyn, The Stars & Stripes, Glen Ellyn, IL 2:30 

July   1       Green Fields, The Stars & Stripes, Geneva, IL 2 pm
July   2       Admiral at the Lake, The Stars & Stripes, Chicago, IL 2 pm 
July   2       The Greens, The Stars & Stripes, Elgin, IL 7:15 pm 
July   3       Carriage House, The Stars & Stripes, St. Charles, IL 12:30 
July   3       Sunrise Bloomingdale, The Stars & Stripes, Bloomingdale, IL 3 pm 
July   3       Beacon Hill, The Stars & Stripes, Lombard, IL 7 pm 
July   4       Cantata, The Stars & Stripes, Brookfield, IL 1 pm 
July   4       Oak Trace, The Stars & Stripes, Downers Grove, IL 3 pm 
Jul     4       Atria at River Trails, The Stars & Stripes, Bolingbrook, IL 6 pm 
July   5       Holland Home, The Stars & Stripes, South Holland, IL 1:30 pm 
July   5       Sunrise Olympia Fields, The Stars & Stripes, Olympia Fields, IL 3 pm
July   8       Saratoga Grove, The Stars & Stripes, Downers Grove, IL 2m 
July 10       Lombard Historical Society, The Stars & Stripes, Lombard, IL 6:30
July 12       Vassar Fields, Trad American Folk Songs, Vassar, IL 10:30 am
July 12       Independence Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm
July 13       Heritage Woods, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Batavia, IL 11-2 pm 
July 16       America House,  The Stars & Stripes, Plainfield, IL 2:30 pm 
July 16       Dyer Historical Society, Old Time Rock n Roll, Dyer, In 7 pm
July 18       Brookdale Des Plaines, The Stars & Stripes, Des Plaines, IL 2 pm
July 22       Friendship Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Schaumburg, IL 7 pm 
July 25       Wesley Willows, A Prairie Holiday,  Rockford, IL 1:30 pm
July 27       Harbor Chase, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Long Grove, IL 2 pm
July 27       Bonnie Brook CC, John's 90th Birthday!, Waukegan, IL 4 pm
July 29       Brookdale Vernon Hills, The Stars & Stripes, Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm 
July 30       The Holmstad, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Batavia, IL 2/6:30 pm
July 31       National Louis University, Top Hits of the 60's, Skokie, IL 11:45 am 

Aug  1        The Sheraton at Tyler Creek, Old Time Rock N Roll, Elgin, Il 3:30
Aug  2        Bethany Healthcare, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, DeKalb, IL 2 pm 
Aug 13       Travanse Living, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Wheaton, IL 2 pm
Aug 14       Church Creek, Trad American Folk Songs, Arlington Heights, IL 2 pm
Aug 15       Beacon Hill, Old Time Rock n Roll, Lombard, IL 3 pm 
Aug 15       Carriage Oaks, Old Time Rock n Roll, St. Charles, IL 5 pm 
Aug 16       The Birches, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Clarendon Hills, IL 2 pm 
Aug 17       Sedgebrook, Old Time Rock n Roll, Lincolnshire, IL 1, 3:30, 5:15 
Aug 20       Norwood Crossing, Old Time Rock n Roll, Chicago, IL 2 pm
Aug 22       Brookdale Glen Ellyn, Old Time Rock n Roll, Glen Ellyn, IL 2:30 
Aug 23       Auberge, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Highland Park, IL 2  pm
Aug 30       Hoffman Estates Park District, Old Time Rock n Roll, Hoffman Estates, IL 1:30

Sept  2        Harbor Chase, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Long Grove, IL 11 am
Sept  2        Alden Gardens, Stars & Stripes, Aurora, IL 1:30 pm 
Sept 10       The Holmstad, Traditional Folk Songs, Batavia, IL 2/6:30 pm 
Sept 12       Knox Presbyterian, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Naperville, IL 1 pm 
Sept 13       Sunrise, Old Time Rock n Roll, Olympia Fields, IL 3 pm
Sept 14       Silverado, Trad American Folk Songs, St. Charles, IL 1 pm 
Sept 5-7      Daughter Olivia's wedding!
Sept 20       Independence Village, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Frankenmuth, MI 2 pm 
Sept 29       Silverado, Trad American Folk Songs, St. Charles, IL 1 pm

Oct    4       Bethany Healthcare, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, DeKalb, IL 2 pm
Oct    4       Geneva Place, TBD, Geneva, IL 4:45 pm 
Oct  10       Brookdale, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm 
Oct  19       Brookdale Glen Ellyn, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Glen Ellyn, IL 6:30
Oct  23       Beacon Hill, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Oct  24       National Louis University, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Skokie, IL 11:45
Oct  24       Brookdale Des Plaines, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Des Plaines, IL 2
Oct  25       Green Fields, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Geneva, IL 3:30 pm
Oct  29       Stickney N. Clinic, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Burbank, IL 10:30 am
Oct  30       America House, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Plainfield, IL 2:30 pm
Oct  31       Villa St. Benedict, Ghost Riders & other Spooky Songs, Lisle, IL  

Nov  1       Sunrise Olympia Fields, Pop Hits of 50's & 60's, Olympia Fields, IL 3 pm 
Nov  7       Palos Heights PD, The Stars & Stripes, Palos Heights, IL 9:45 am 
Nov  7       Wayne Township Senior Center, The Stars & Stripes, West Chicago, IL 1 pm 
Nov  9       American Legion, The Stars & Stripes, Maple Park, IL 7 pm 
Nov 11      Victorian Village, The Stars & Stripes, Homer Glen, IL 10 am 
Nov 11      Brookdale Lisle, The Stars & Stripes, Lisle, IL  1 pm
Nov 11      Belmont Village, The Stars & Stripes, Carol Stream, IL 2:30 pm 
Nov 21      Church Creek, Songs of the Singing Cowboys, Arlington Heights, IL 1:30
Nov 25      Indian Trails Library, Rails, Rogues & Wrecks, Wheeling, IL 2 pm

Dec   4       Townley Club Deerfield, A Prairie Holiday, Deerfield, IL 2 pm
Dec   6       Ela Community Center, A Prairie Holiday, Lake Zurich, IL noon
Dec  11      Beacon Hill, A Prairie Holiday, Lombard, IL 7 pm
Dec  13      The Holmstad, A Prairie Holiday, Batavia, IL 2/6:30 pm
Dec  18      Dickinson Hall, A Prairie Holiday, Lake Forest, IL 1 pm
Dec  26      Brookdale Vernon Hills, A Prairie Holiday , Vernon Hills, IL 7 pm
Dec  27      Brookdale Glen Ellyn, Happy New Year, Glen Ellyn, Il 2-4 pm